The best paying jobs in Australia

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The best paying jobs in Australia

Money. It may be the root of all evil but it doesn’t grow on trees, and while it can’t buy you love it sure can help you out in other areas.

Emigrating, for example, can be a costly business and having a job which pays well can make a huge difference.

In the current economic climate securing a well paid position is tricky, but not impossible. No matter how the national or global economy is faring there are always going to be certain jobs which pay more than others.

Of course, which jobs pay well is subject to demand, location, experience and sector, so careers with a high pay grade in the UK may not be as well compensated in other countries, while mid-income jobs in the UK could be highly paid elsewhere.

If you’re one of the thousands emigrating to Australia each year (or if you’re only considering a move) it might interest you to know that the top twenty-five best paying jobs Down Under are very different to the top twenty-five best paying jobs in the UK.

To see whether you could be earning more than you thought here’s a list of the best paid jobs in Australia, with rough average yearly salaries.

All data sourced from Salary Explorer, Feb 2013. Conversion to GBP based on current exchange rate of £1/1.5491 AUD.

GBP figures rounded up to nearest pound.

These salaries are national averages only, salaries will vary significantly regionally.

25. Government Affairs Director (Government and Defence) $100,000/ £66,716

24. Project Manager (Business Planning) $101,000 / £67,383

23. Supervisor (Executive and Management) $110,000 / £73,388

22. Process Engineer (Engineering) $110,000 / £73,388

21. IT Manager (IT) $112,500 / £75,056

20. Product Engineer (Engineering) $120,000/ £80,059

19. Web developer (IT) $120,000/ £80,059

18. Sales Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale) $120,000 / £80,059

17. Auditing Manager (Accounting and Finance) $120,000 / £80,059

16. Geologist (Oil/Gas/Energy/Mining) $120,000 / £80,059

15. Project Manager (IT) $135,492 / £90,395

14. ERP Analyst (IT) $143,000 / £95,404

13. Financial Advisor (Accounting and Finance) $150,000 / £100,074

12. Private Banker (Banking) $150,000 / £100,074

11. Quality Manager (Quality Control) $150,000 / £100,074

10. Petroleum Geologist (Oil/Gas/Energy/Mining) $172,800 / £115,285

9. General Manager (Executive and Management) $180,000 / £120,089

8. Technical Manager (IT) $188,000 / £125,426

7. Project Manager (Construction/Building/Installation) $190,000 / £126,761

6. Managing Director (Executive and Management) $200,000 / £133,432

5. Mechanical Engineering Manager (Engineering) $200,000 /£133,432

4. Financial Controller (Accounting and Finance) $225,000 / £150,111

3. Area Director (Executive and Management) $230,000 / £153,447

2. Chief Information Technology Officer (IT) $250,000 / £166,790

1. Marketing Analyst (Marketing) $360,000 / £240,178

Of the twenty-five best paying jobs in Australia the majority were in IT, Accounting and Finance and Executive Management. That being said, there were also several high paying job options in the engineering/mining/energy/construction sectors.

High paying Australian jobs which didn’t quite make the list include; Pharmacist, Marine Engineer, Electrical Engineer and Day Care Director.

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